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CNN
Feb 13, 2013 1:00pm PST
. >> one step at a time. as for the nra, the gun lobby's outspoken wayne lapierre is holding a news conference to respond to the state of the union speech. as for the justice department study, the nra is not saying how it it got it. wolf? >> do we expect there to be separate votes on gun control, one on the magazines, one on assault-type weapons, one on universal background checks or are they going to try to wrap it up into comprehensive piece of legislation? >> i think that's undecided at this point. harry reid is a big gun enthusiast and what that office is saying right now whatever coming out of the judiciary committee, they are looking at an assault-weapons ban, high-capacity magazines and universal background checks will get a vote. there will be a vote on some of these measures. there will be amendments avow lowed. as for the president, he called for a vote and it looks like he'll get them. >> separate votes but -- >> he'll get votes. >> we'll see what he can achieve on these sensitive issues. jim acosta, thanks very much. >>> president obama hit the road today. >>> also, anot
CNN
Feb 2, 2013 3:00pm PST
protect our families. >> reporter: it is the influence of wayne lapierre and the national rifle association that makes gun advocates like diane feinstein, to say it will be an uphill battle. >> they come after you, they put together large amounts of money to defeat you. >> reporter: but he is on a mission to convince his colleagues. >> we need to wake members up to the fact if they want to do the right thing and join us on gun reform, there is not a political referendum like maybe a decade or two ago. >> reporter: during the 2010 campaign, the nra flooded the area with ads regarding guns, and sherrod brown, and figures for the nonresponsive politics shows that the nra spent over $4 million on the senate campaigns, losing seven out of eight races where they spent over $100,000. money is not the only way to measure influence. >> i think that the nra as a single issue group, is extremely potent as a political force out there. and even though their success rate was less than 50% with their outside spending in the last election, they have these members, millions of members they can m
CNN
Feb 2, 2013 6:00pm EST
. but when you start talking about banning hardware, you know, people like wayne lapierre who testified alongside me, you know, they're adamant about their position on that issue. but i really think they need to think about this. i mean, these guns were made to kill a lot of people all at once. designed basically for use by the military. i have served in the military for 25 years. you know, i understand how lethal they are. and i honestly don't think you need that kind of weapon to protect yourself. >> but there are still so many gun owners out there who will oppose any kind of restrictions, if you will, on these types of weapons. so look in the camera, talk to them, and tell them why this is the time for action. >> well, i mean, i can just say you know, we have had many, many, many mass murders in this country. we have had a lot of them. you know, especially recently. i mean what we saw in newtown and colorado, i mean this is unacceptable. i think people understand when somebody does a mass shooting and uses the semiautomatic weapon and assault rifle, twice as many people are hurt and
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